The tsunami in Japan
People having picnics
A paperback adventure story
A game of Scrabble
A pack of playing cards
The words that came out of the raven's mouth
The way the raven expected to be fed
The nest Chris found in the rafters
The hole that had been left in the ceiling
They were full of maggots.
They were attracting attention from the wolves.
They were turning a weird shade of green.
Dirt from the hole in the ceiling sifted over them.
In the wreck of the boat on the shore
In a tree with overhanging branches at the river
On top of a large boulder near the cabin
Inside the cabin, under the bed
They used the matches that the raven brought them.
They used lighters they found on the beach.
They rubbed sticks together.
They used a magnifying glass to focus the sun.
Remains from a human body
The body of a decomposing raven
Scratch marks on the trees
Grizzly paw indentations in the mud
Found good radio batteries in the small coffin
Pounded his drum and yelled for help
Sent up smoke signals
Contacted his mother with a cellphone